Basil Pork Chops Recipe
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
- 1. Mix first four ingredients; gradually stir in 1 tablespoon oil (mixture will be crumbly). Rub over both sides of pork chops.
- 2. In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook chops until a thermometer reads 145°, 4-6 minutes per side. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
1 pork chop: 152 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.
Reviews for Basil Pork Chops
"My husband and I both thought this was delicious! I used bone-in "pork porterhouse" chops. Next time I may try omitting the oil from the rub, as there seemed to be an unnecessary ocean of it left in the skillet. And there will be a next time.Next-time update: As I neglected to mention in my first post, I cut all the ingredients in half since I'm feeding only two people. This time I added about 1/2 teaspoon of oil to the rub and one teaspoon to the pan. I also added the full half-teaspoonfuls of chili powder and salt (I used kosher salt). We liked it even better this way, if that's possible."
"Awesome pork chops. Really crispy."
"This was just okay. It tasted like slightly sweet and spicy, but no real flavor, it's hard to describe. I won't even eat the leftovers."
"Cooked this again tonight. This has become my husband's favorite. Just an F.Y.I. - It is just as good or maybe even better with Center Cut bone-in pork chops."
"I substitute olive oil for the canola oil. I made it using paprika as I was out of chili powder. My mother-in-law, husband, and sons (16,5, and 5) all loved it. Another time, I was in a bind and needed something ready for when we got home from the gym, so I threw it in the crock pot on high for 1 hour 30 minutes. The kids loved it! Will definitely keep making this!"
"Wow. I do not know what everyone is talking about. This was the worst pork recipe I have ever experienced. The smell was awful and the taste was worse. I would not recommend this to anyone. Not trying to be mean but I am pretty upset that I wasted my pork chops. This rating is inaccurate in my opinion."
"Very easy to prepare even taste great with bone in pork chops. I will definately fix again."
"My husband and I are picky eaters... We loved this dish. Delicious recipe!"
"I'm not going to rate this because it is possible that I did something wrong, but I don't think so. I don't see what all of the fuss is about. Maybe I didn't really like it because I like meat that is savory rather than sweet. That said, I won't try it again."
"Yum, Yum, Yum. Of course I have a sweet-tooth. I loved them and can't wait to make them again. Also, very quick and easy."
"Just wanted to add that my husband requested me put this on my meal list for next week."
"Made this tonight it was really good! My husband and I both liked it but my picky 5 year old did not. Still good for adults"
"I used liberal quantities of basil and chili powder and everyone enjoyed the chops immensely."
"AWESOME!!! These have become a regular in our family! They are loved by all of us =D"
"Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! My husband loved this recipe. It was so good!!"
"My family all agreed that these pork chops were delicious and the recipe was a keeper. I used only half of the chili powder ( 1/4 tsp). I was afraid it would overpower the overall flavor. We will definately have these again!"
"I cooked this for my son and my boyfriend and I can't even begin to tell you how much all three of us enjoyed this recipe. It was absolutely delicious, not to mention very quick to prep/cook."
"OMG!! these pork chops are soooooo good. they come together in no time and are so flavorful and moist. you have to be careful how fast you cook them so as you don't over cook them. when cooked properly they are amazingly delicious. i highly recommend them and have passed the recipe around. thanks."
"I was a little bit skeptical of the ingredients but after reading all the great reviews I decided to try it myself. It was absolutely DELICIOUS! I will definitely use this recipe again."
"We love this recipe! Because of the size of my family, I make 6 chops and double the remaining ingredients. I have also used bone-in chops and they turn out great. If my kids had it their way I would make these at least once a week."
"these pork chops are my go to recipe when i need something easy, fast and delicious. i make these at least twice a month if not more. i have shared this recipe with several people and have only gotten rave reviews."
"We love these chops! quick, easy and delicious! I make this recipe time and again for my family!"
"This recipes was quick and easy. My family loved. I also love how the flavor is sweet and savory."
"This recipe is so easy and so delicious!"
"My family and I loved these pork chops. They were so yummy and easy to make!"
"I have made this many times and it is so good!!"
"I'm so glad to have found this recipe again; I misplaced my magazine at home. This is wonderful! I used the Splenda brown sugar blend, since my husband is diabetic, and it was delicious! I'm definitely putting this in my recipe file and on this week's menu!"
"Made for a very moist meat; very tasty!"
"My family gobbled these pork chops up quickly! The have even asked when I was going to make them again!"
"I found it too oily, and the flavor wasn't that good. Although I wouldn't make it again, if I did I would reduce the amount of oil that it was fried in to one teaspoon."
"My earlier rating only showed 3 stars. I actually gave it 5 stars. Couldn't correct that entry but wanted all to know that this recipe is great. It was easy, my husband noticed the flavor difference and liked it."
"Needed a quick and easy recipe, and this was it. It turned out great and my husband noticed and said he liked it."
"Very tastie recipe and easy to make. Great for on the fly dinner night when you don't know what to cook."
"I'm not a big pork chop fan, but these were EXCELLENT! The kids were asking for MORE! Definately will be making these again!"
"This dish was so easy to make and very yummy!"
"These pork chops were excellent and tasty. My husband ate two whole ones. They were so simple to make too."
"So easy to make, and the chops glaze beautifully. The basil and chili powder combo is very flavorful."
"My boyfriend and I loved these!"
"THIS IS SO YUMMY!"
"I don't see anywhere that states you are to use fresh basil."
"RE: Basil Pork ChopsWhere does it say anything about fresh basil? The recipe calls for dried basil. joygirl"
"I woudl think you would have to add the fresh basil later int he cooking...and less of it....I wonder what would happen if you sliced the chop on it's side and slide the fresh basil inside?Or added chopped fresh basil at the end and left on for yummy flavor!"
"I have a ton of fresh basil, I wonder if it will work with fresh as opposed to dried basil. Any ideas?"
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.